24 days in Europe Itinerary

24 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Koller Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Matthias Church and Heroes' Square. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip planning tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Budapest is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Playa del Carmen to Budapest. In April, Budapest is much colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Historic Center of Vienna will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, browse the range of quality goods at Meinl am Graben, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vienna online day trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In April in Vienna, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

2
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 21st (Wed), learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then stop by Sand Lily Boutique.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira holiday planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Fira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in April, expect Fira to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 23rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, kick back and relax at Agrari Beach, and then stop by Little Venice.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
nights
Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Visit Archaeological Site Mycenae and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Tiryns & Ieros Naos Evaggelistria). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Alaturca Taner, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and then explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Goreme online attractions planner.

You can fly from Athens to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Athens in April, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, explore the galleries of Cistern Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online road trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

1
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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then explore the activities along Bay of Kotor, and then let the river carry you with 360 Monte.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kotor trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Kotor in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Kotor due to the time zone difference. May in Kotor sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Kotor

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

2
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town and then contemplate the long history of Dubrovnik City Walls.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Dubrovnik sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.